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111 S. Cherry St., Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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The County Manager's Office is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners and the residents of Johnson County for the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services, using sound management and financial principles while emphasizing high ethical values, innovation, and continuous improvement.

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Public comment procedures outlined for Johnson County BOCC meetings
April 6, 2021

Members of the public must sign up in advance to deliver comments either in person or virtually.

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will return this week to the Hearing Room following several months of virtual meetings.

The in-person meeting is set for 9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 8, on the third floor of 111 S. Cherry St., in Olathe. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing will be observed in the Hearing Room, with limited seating in the adjacent lobby with audio available. A live broadcast will still be available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org and on Facebook Live.

Public comments are accepted for the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting for those who preregister. Live public comments will be accepted either in-person or via Zoom, audio only. Individuals wishing to speak in-person or via Zoom may register by completing the registration form. Registration opens Tuesday afternoon/evening (coincides with publishing the agenda) and closes at noon (12 p.m.) on the Wednesday before the Thursday meeting.

Please see this news release for further details.

JoCo on the Go: Public health matters
April 6, 2021

On JoCo on the Go, episode #86, hear from Julie Brewer, executive director of United Community Services, a key partner in addressing public health needs in our community. She talks about the wide range of factors that comprise public health – medical care, nutrition, income-related stress, mental health and, in particular, she discusses the impact of housing on public health. Find out about a Johnson County housing study that looks at, among other things, access to affordable housing.

Look for JoCo on the Go where you regularly listen to podcasts. Learn more about JoCo on the Go and get a complete transcript of this episode.

Vaccine distribution for next week in Johnson County
April 2, 2021

For the week of April 5, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) announced that they will be expanding hours for COVID-19 vaccinations. This will include evening and weekend availability.

JCDHE's vaccination plan will include those in Phases 1-5 and will focus on those in Phases 1 and 2 who have not yet received their vaccine.

Read additional details about next week's vaccination plan.

Johnson County to celebrate National Public Health Week
April 2, 2021

National Public Health Week, observed this year April 5-11, is especially important as we thank the Johnson County staff members who promote public health every day – especially those who have fought so hard to combat the pandemic. Yesterday, the Board of County Commissioners signed a proclamation to recognize NPHW. This video, about the importance of making public health a priority, was shared at yesterday's BOCC meeting.

Use or follow #NPHW all next week. Get more information about National Public Health Week.

Olathe Motor Vehicle Office closed to the public week of April 5
April 2, 2021

Johnson County’s Olathe Motor Vehicle Office located at 782 N. Ridgeview Road, Olathe will remain closed to the public through the week of April 5, due to staffing shortages after multiple staff members were impacted by COVID-19. 

Through contact tracing we have determined there is no reason to believe any customers were directly exposed to these individuals. Out of an abundance of caution, the facility has undergone deep cleaning and disinfection to protect the health and safety of the public and staff.

Read the full news release.

Update on state mask mandate
April 2, 2021

On Wednesday, March 31, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed a bill to continue increased access to health care during the pandemic. These provisions will extend through March 31, 2022.

Read yesterday's full news release here. 

Thursday morning, April 1, Kelly issued several executive orders as part of the state’s continued response to the pandemic. One of those was 21-14, which established a statewide mask mandate. Thursday afternoon, the Legislative Coordinating Council voted 5 - 2 to reject that executive order.

On March 25, the Board of County Commissioners approved a Public Health Order that includes requirements for the wearing of face masks in Johnson County. The order is effective through 11:59 p.m., on April 30. Thursday’s action in Topeka does not impact our county’s mask requirement.